CIRTL’s Fall Programming Preview

By on August 2, 2017



Teaching-as-Research and Learning Community Grants
If you are interested in having a Teaching-as-Research project and would like funding to perform one, you’re in luck! There will be a grant information session, Thursday August 10th in Nedderman Hall 604 at 1pm. Please attend to get more information about the CIRTL UTA TAR grants. If you cannot attend the session or if you have any other questions, feel free to contact Christopher (christopher dot abrego at mavs dot uta dot edu). If you would like to submit a TAR project proposal, please visit the UTA CIRTL webpage at Likewise, if you’d like to be a leader for a Learning Community, visit the UTA CIRTL webpage at to submit your LC proposal. Please email Christopher (christopher dot abrego at mavs dot uta dot edu) regarding any inquiries about the grants. Applications for both grants are due at the end of the day August 31st.

Lunch will be provided so RSVP (email Christopher at christopher dot abrego at mavs dot uta dot edu)if you are planning to attend.

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CIRTL’s Fall Programming Preview

This fall CIRTL is running more programming for the Network than ever before: 6 courses, 10 workshops, 2 types of drop-in events, 1 MOOC, and 1 face-to-face teaching institute. Programming will be online and schedules will be announced next Monday, August 7. Course registration will open on August 28, while workshops will open for registration on an individual basis three weeks before their start date.

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Fall 2017 Online Courses

Creating Assessments for the STEM Classroom
Develop skills associated with creating and implementing assessments particular to STEM courses.

Diversity in the College Classroom
Understand the theory behind how diversity affects learning and develop practical classroom strategies.

Gender Bias Intervention in STEM for Women and Men
Analyze gender bias and collaboratively develop approaches to counter gender bias in STEM.

The College Classroom: Teaching Inclusively
Study issues of inclusion and develop an inclusive micro-teaching plan in this hands-on course.

Plan and refine your own Teaching-as-Research project alongside a learning community of peers.

Teaching with Technology
Discover new instructional tools and learn how to critically evaluate evolving technologies.

Fall 2017 Online Workshops

5 Things To Do on the First and Last Day of Class
Learn essential tips for making the most of your first and last days of class.

Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan
Craft a robust IDP draft and action plan by learning the components of successful, sustainable plans

Diversity Statement Workshop
Learn how to draft a meaningful statement that is a common part of job applications.

Finding and Evaluating Educational Literature
Learn how to find and critically evaluate literature for educational research.

Integrating Civic Learning into the STEM Classroom
Civic learning intentionally prepares students for informed and engaged participation in their communities. Learn how to develop civic learning assignments and learning goals in this workshop.

Introduction to STEM Project Based Learning
In project-based learning, students investigate relevant, complex scientific situations to learn new concepts. Learn how to design project-based learning activities in this workshop.

Leveraging Open Source Principles and Resources for Teaching and Learning in STEM
Learn the advantages and disadvantages of open source educational materials and sample two platforms with hands-on activities.

Qualitative Research Primer: Using Narrative Data In Your Teaching-as-Research Project
Get an introduction to analyzing narrative data (intended especially for students pursuing a TAR project).

Teaching Inclusively
Practice navigating difficult classroom discussions around issues of inclusion and diversity.

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Draft a peer-reviewed statement that reflects your teaching beliefs and experiences.

Fall 2017 Online Drop-In Events

Topics in STEMinism: Women Preparing for Post-PhD Careers in STEM
Examine the various ways in which social and cultural contexts shape women’s experiences in male-dominated STEM fields in this four-part event series.

All-Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations
Hear grad students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research projects.

Fall 2017 MOOC

An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Learn about STEM teaching at your own pace through online video modules and discussion boards in this MOOC developed by CIRTL Network faculty.

Fall 2017 Face-to-Face Teaching Institute

Teaching at Teaching Intensive Institution
This day-long institute gives grad students and postdocs an introduction to teaching at teaching-intensive institutions. The institute is co-sponsored by University of Massachusetts, Amherst and will take place at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

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Job Postings

STEM Education Evaluator, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University (Deadline: none listed)

Assistant Program Director-STEM Education, Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale University (Deadline: none listed)

Post-Doctoral Research Associates, STEM Education Research, Michigan State University (Open until filled)

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Beyond CIRTL: Related Teaching & Learning Events

Evidence-based Teaching Workshop, Vanderbilt University (8/14-15)

Academic Research Colloquium, University of Dayton School of Engineering (Application Deadline: 9/1)

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Opportunities across the Network

Many of our members run local activities that, while not official CIRTL programming, are open for broader participation. If you have a local program open to outside participants, let us know about it here.

The CIRTL Network is committed to advancing the teaching of STEM disciplines in higher education. For more information about the CIRTL Network, visit us on the web at
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning
1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: 608.263.0630, Fax: 608.265.0538

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